Twenty-eight Years in Wall Street, revised and enlarged by a resume of the past fifteen years, making a record of forty-three years in Wall Street ...
Twenty-eight Years in Wall Street, revised and enlarged by a resume of the past fifteen years, making a record of forty-three years in Wall Street ...
Twenty-eight Years in Wall Street, revised and enlarged by a resume of the past fifteen years, making a record of forty-three years in Wall Street ...

Twenty-eight Years in Wall Street, revised and enlarged by a resume of the past fifteen years, making a record of forty-three years in Wall Street ...

New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company [ circa 1900 ]. Later printing. xxiv, [1], 723, [7] pages. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth gilt. Lower corners bumped, dampstained ring on rear (with some mottling of color and bubbled cloth but no mold or mildue, and not offensive to our eye). Hinges a bit loose, otherwise a good reading copy. Portrait frontis and both title pages present. Very Good. Cloth. [27289]


The Dennistoun Collection of Works on Speculation From the 17th Century to the Present Day #617 quotes R. I. Warshow, The Story of Wall Street (1929) regarding this work: "Of the very few biographies or memoirs which have come from the pens of Wall Street, only one requires comment. Henry Clews, first in Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street, and later in his enlarged Fifty Years in Wall Street, has given us an interesting, if not well-organized account of his activities and associations. Most of the volume is taken up with his own work, but that part which is not is well worth reading as a first hand story of some of Wall Street's High-lights."

"An interesting collection, from personal observation, reading, and hearsay, of fact and judgement about men and methods in corporation finance, investment banking, speculation, panics, and political events, by the founder of a prominent private banking firm. Book deals with a period in American history when ethical codes were at their lowest point. While this book is a valuable contemporary source of information about Wall Street and important figures in American business, it is also illuminating evidence of the ideas and reactions of a banker who was perhaps better informed and more judicious in his judgement of business than most contemporary writers." (Larsen #1625)

Dennistoun notes the first English edition by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington: London, 1888 (xxiv, 684, xx pp). Larsen notes the publisher as N.Y.: Irving Pub. Co., 1888 (xxiv, 716 pages). The present edition has xxiv, 723 pages. While not marked, this is a later edition, with an advertisement in the rear for the same book marked "Sixth edition" and an endorsement from the New York Times of Nov 10, 1900. A review of the table of contents highlights chapter headings being identical to the digitized version found online up until chapter LX where things diverge. There is some difference in illustrations as well based on the illustration list. As far as we know there has been no real bibliographical work on these publishers and/or editions.

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